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Tullika Garg, MD, MPH

Tullika Garg, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Urology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions
  • Urologic Neoplasms
  • Hematuria
  • Population
  • Recurrence
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Geriatrics
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Cystectomy
  • Incidence

Clinical Trials

A Pilot Study of Patient Priorities Care in Older Adults with Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Recent Publications


Garg, T, Frank, K, Johns, A, Rabinowitz, K, Danella, JF, Kirchner, HL, Nielsen, ME, McMullen, CK, Murphy, TE & Cohen, HJ 2024, 'Geriatric assessment-derived deficit accumulation and patient-reported treatment burden in older adults with bladder cancer', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 490-502.
Gore, JL, Follmer, K, Reynolds, J, Nash, M, Anderson, CB, Catto, JWF, Chamie, K, Daneshmand, S, Dickstein, R, Garg, T, Gilbert, SM, Guzzo, TJ, Kamat, AM, Kates, MR, Lane, BR, Lotan, Y, Mansour, AM, Master, VA, Montgomery, JS, Morris, DS, Nepple, KG, O'Neil, BB, Patel, S, Pohar, K, Porten, SP, Riggs, SB, Sankin, A, Scarpato, KR, Shore, ND, Steinberg, GD, Strope, SA, Taylor, JM, Comstock, BA, Kessler, LG, Wolff, EM & Smith, AB 2024, 'Interruptions in bladder cancer care during the COVID-19 public health emergency', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 116.e17-116.e21.


Garg, T, Meeks, WD, Coward, RM, Merrill, SB, Huang, WC & Burnett, AL 2022, 'Demographic and Practice Trends of Rural Urologists in the U.S. Implications for Workforce Policy', Urology Practice, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 481-490.
IDENTIFY Study group 2022, 'Developing a Diagnostic Multivariable Prediction Model for Urinary Tract Cancer in Patients Referred with Haematuria: Results from the IDENTIFY Collaborative Study', European Urology Focus, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1673-1682.
Kashkoush, J, Gupta, M, Meissner, MA, Nielsen, ME, Kirchner, HL & Garg, T 2022, 'Performance Characteristics of a Rule-Based Electronic Health Record Algorithm to Identify Patients with Gross and Microscopic Hematuria', Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 183-192.
Garg, T, Meeks, WD, Coward, RM, Merrill, SB, Huang, WC & Burnett, AL 2022, 'Reply by Authors', Urology Practice, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 490.
Garg, T, Antar, A & Taylor, JM 2022, 'Urologic oncology workforce diversity: A first step in reducing cancer disparities', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 120-125.


Buchanan, AH, Manickam, K, Meyer, MN, Wagner, JK, Hallquist, MLG, Williams, JL, Rahm, AK, Williams, MS, Chen, ZME, Shah, CK, Garg, TK, Lazzeri, AL, Schwartz, MLB, Lindbuchler, DAM, Fan, AL, Leeming, R, Servano, PO, Smith, AL, Vogel, VG, Abul-Husn, NS, Dewey, FE, Lebo, MS, Mason-Suares, HM, Ritchie, MD, Davis, FD, Carey, DJ, Feinberg, DT, Faucett, WA, Ledbetter, DH & Murray, MF 2021, 'Correction to: Early cancer diagnoses through BRCA1/2 screening of unselected adult biobank participants (Genetics in Medicine, (2018), 20, 5, (554-558), 10.1038/gim.2017.145)', Genetics in Medicine, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 2470.
Bang, L, Shivakumar, M, Garg, T & Kim, D 2021, 'Genetic analysis reveals rare variants in t-cell response gene mr1 associated with poor overall survival after urothelial cancer diagnosis', Cancers, vol. 13, no. 8, 1864.
Garg, T, Johns, A, Young, AJ, Nielsen, ME, Tan, HJ, McMullen, CK, Kirchner, HL, Cohen, HJ & Murphy, TE 2021, 'Geriatric conditions and treatment burden following diagnosis of non-muscle- invasive bladder cancer in older adults: A population-based analysis', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1022-1030.
Cheung, C, Meissner, MA & Garg, T 2021, 'Incorporating Outcomes that Matter to Older Adults into Surgical Research', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 618-620.
Garg, T, Polenick, CA, Schoenborn, N, Jih, J, Hajduk, A, Wei, MY & Hughes, J 2021, 'Innovative strategies to facilitate patient-centered research in multiple chronic conditions', Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 10, 2112.
Li, J, Park, A, Fulmer, BR & Garg, T 2021, 'Leclercia adecarboxylata urinary tract infection in a patient with bladder cancer and recurrent hematuria', Urology Case Reports, vol. 36, 101579.
Garg, T, McMullen, CK, Leo, MC, O’Keeffe-Rosetti, MC, Weinmann, S & Nielsen, ME 2021, 'Predicting risk of multiple levels of recurrence and progression after initial diagnosis of nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer in a multisite, community-based cohort', Cancer, vol. 127, no. 4, pp. 520-527.
IDENTIFY Study group 2021, 'The IDENTIFY study: the investigation and detection of urological neoplasia in patients referred with suspected urinary tract cancer – a multicentre observational study', BJU International, vol. 128, no. 4, pp. 440-450.
Chyu, J, Peters, CE, Nicholson, TM, Dai, JC, Taylor, J, Garg, T, Smith, AB, Porten, SP, Greene, K, Browning, N, Harris, E, Sutherland, SE & Psutka, SP 2021, 'Women in Leadership in Urology: The Case for Increasing Diversity and Equity', Urology, vol. 150, pp. 16-24.


Garg, T, Young, AJ, O'Keeffe-Rosetti, M, McMullen, CK, Nielsen, ME, Murphy, TE & Kirchner, HL 2020, 'Association between metabolic syndrome and recurrence of nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer in older adults', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 737.e17-737.e23.
Leo, MC, McMullen, CK, O'Keeffe-Rosetti, M, Weinmann, S, Garg, T & Nielsen, ME 2020, 'External validation of the EORTC and NCCN bladder cancer recurrence and progression risk calculators in a U.S. community-based health system', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 39.e21-39.e27.
Mottet, N, Ribal, MJ, Boyle, H, De Santis, M, Caillet, P, Choudhury, A, Garg, T, Nielsen, M, Wüthrich, P, Gust, KM, Shariat, SF & Gakis, G 2020, 'Management of bladder cancer in older patients: Position paper of a SIOG Task Force', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 1043-1053.
Kadambi, S, Soto-Perez-de-Celis, E, Garg, T, Loh, KP, Krok-Schoen, JL, Battisti, NML, Moffat, GT, Gil-Jr, LA, Mohile, S & Hsu, T 2020, 'Social support for older adults with cancer: Young International Society of Geriatric Oncology review paper', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 217-224.